Diamond the little boy sleeps in the hayloft above the stall of Diamond the horse. The loft is snug but drafty, and after plugging a hole in the wall one night, Diamond is scolded by the beautiful Lady North Wind for closing her “window” into his room. Thus begins their friendship. Spirited away by the North Wind, Diamond embarks on a series of adventures both near to and far from his home. His pure heart and his simple, loving spirit guide him as he journeys to the back of the North Wind...
George MacDonald's second novel for children is widely regarded as both his best children's story and one of the finest fantasy tales ever written. The Princess Irene lives in a castle on a mountain with her nurse Lootie, while in caves beneath live a race of ugly goblins with heads as hard as stone. The lines are drawn for a fantastic confrontation between the Princess, her great-great-grandmother and her intrepid friend Curdie on the one side, and the gnome-like goblins on the other. It is a...
LibriVox recording of St. George and St. Michael Volume 1, by George MacDonald. Read by Jordan. ’St. George and St. Michael’ is a little-known historical romance telling the story of a young couple who find themselves on opposing sides during the tumultuous years of the English Civil Wars. Tensions are rising between king and parliament, the Church of England and the numerous independent puritans, and rumours abound that Charles I will soon declare open war on the dissident elements within... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Librivox, audiobook, fiction, historical fiction, romance, English Civil Wars, England, Church of... Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Librivox recording of The Light Princess, by George MacDonald. Read by Laura Fox. Plenty of princesses have been cursed by wicked witches, but the curse placed on this princess by her evil aunt is an unusual one: it removes all the princess's gravity. What can break the curse before the princess floats away? Perhaps the best thing for her would be to fall in love, but how a person with no gravity can fall in anything is just the problem. (summary by LauraFox) For further information, including... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, children, juvenile, audio book, george macdonald, fairy tale,... Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The Princess and Curdie is the sequel to The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. It’s been a year since the Princess Irene and Curdie first met, and a year since the goblin incident and all appears to be going well in the Kingdom. Or is it? After a visit from Irene’s great-great-grandmother, Curdie finds himself on a mission to save the kingdom, with a rather strange companion in tow. (Summary by Lizzie Driver)
"Old Ralph Rinkelmann made his living by comic sketches, and all but lost it again by tragic poems. So he was just the man to be chosen king of the fairies..." George MacDonald (December 10, 1824 – September 18, 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. Though no longer well known, his works (particularly his fairy tales and fantasy novels) have inspired admiration in such notables as W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Madeleine L'Engle. The Shadows is one such... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, fantasy Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVoxvolunteers bring you 14 recordings of Mother Nature by George MacDonald. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 3, 2013. George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. (Summary by David Lawrence) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org.... Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, poetry, nature Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
David Elginbrod was George Macdonald’s first real success, a novel of Scottish country life. Published in 1862, it was dedicated to the memory of Lady Noel Byron. (Summary from wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B Part 1 (244MB) Download M4B Part 2 (244MB) Topics: fiction, scotland, david elginbrod, george macdonald, victorian fiction Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text